19 universities from Turkey among the “best in Europe”
UK-based higher education rating agency Quacquarelli Symond’s (QS) “World University Rankings: Europe 2024” list was published. The list included 19 universities from Turkey.
19 universities from Turkey ranked among the “best in Europe”. In the “Europe-wide” ranking, METU ranked 124th, ITU 138th, Koç University 174th, Bilkent University 178th, and Boğaziçi University 199th.
In this context, QS evaluated 688 universities in 42 member states of the Council of Europe.
According to the list, METU ranked 124th, ITU 138th, Koç University 174th, Bilkent University 178th and Boğaziçi University 199th in the “Europe-wide” ranking.
Among the top 500 universities, Sabancı University ranked 201st, Hacettepe University 224th, Istanbul University 228th, Gazi University 283rd, Ankara University 289th, Yıldız Technical University 326th, Ege University 381st, Istanbul Gelisim University 432nd, Abdullah Gül University and Galatasaray University 445th, Marmara University 451st, Çankaya University 455th, Istanbul Bilgi University and Dokuz Eylül University 488th.
EMPLOYERS SAY “ODTU”
QS’s “Academic reputation, employee reputation, number of citations per article and number of articles per faculty member, international research network, employability, faculty-student ratio, international student diversity, international faculty ratio, incoming exchange student ratio, outgoing exchange student ratio, sustainability score” based on criteria such as “global recognition, research ability, teaching resources, internationalization and employment”, Turkey, with 72 universities, was the second country represented with the highest number of universities after the United Kingdom.
In the “Employer Reputation” indicator, which reflects QS’s assessment of recognition among international employers, 3 universities from Turkey were among the top 50 universities in Europe in this field. In this list, METU ranked 34th and became the most recognized Turkish university by employers, followed by Istanbul Technical University in 37th place and Boğaziçi University in 42nd place.
METU ranked 109th in the “Academic Reputation” indicator.
Turkish universities also ranked high in the categories of “Europe’s best student exchange programs”. In the “Outgoing Student Exchange” indicator, Galatasaray University ranked 12th, Bilkent University 31st and METU 32nd in Europe, while Fırat University ranked 35th in the “Incoming Student Exchange” indicator.
In QS’s “Employment Outcomes” indicator, Boğaziçi University ranked 33rd and became the best Turkish University in this field, while Istanbul University ranked 62nd in the same field.
In the field of “Sustainability”, METU ranked 47th.
YÖK President Erol Özvar stated that as the Council of Higher Education, they are making intensive efforts in line with the internationalization strategy in order for the country to become competitive with world giants in the field of higher education and to become a center of attraction for an increasing number of students.
Özvar said, “It is a great source of happiness for us to see that our efforts are bearing fruit.”
Pointing out that many universities from Turkey are included in the ranking of QS, one of the university evaluation organizations that has become a great prestige and promotion tool, Özvar said:
“In the evaluation made according to criteria such as academic prestige, student-faculty ratio, number of articles, number of international students, our universities made us smile. I would like to congratulate METU, ITU, Koç, Bilkent and Boğaziçi universities, and all other universities that made it into the top 200.
I hope that the number of our universities showing high success not only in the regional rankings of QS but also in the rankings of world universities will increase in the future and that our successful universities will raise the bar even higher.”